Forearm Crutches are Crutches used to help patients with a foot or leg injury regain mobility. A forearm crutch is shorter than a normal Walking Crutch and is not positioned under the arm pit.
Instead, the Forearm Crutch has a cuff that goes around the forearm for stability and a hand grip for moving the forearm crutch in the direction of travel. The cuff on the forearm crutch is made of plastic or metal and is either a half-circle or nearly a full circle with a V type opening that facilitates the forearm slipping into the cuff. The leg of the forearm crutch is often telescoping to accommodate the differing heights of patients.